TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of Books And A Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two or three “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

lesliepearse

My current read is Trust Me by Leslie Pearse based on the lives of the many orphaned or poor children who were sent to Australia during the 20th century by religious charities.  There the young people were forced to work, mainly in horrific conditions with very little kindness.

Dulcie laughed.  “Yes, but where do men take their girlfriends down here?”

John leaned his elbow on the table and wiggled his fork at her, his eyes twinkling.  “Well it depends what kind of Sheila she is, Dulc.  There’s some you might take in the saloon bar for a few bevies, there’s some you have to take dancing.  I reckon with a Sheila like you, though, a bloke would be best to think of a walk along the sea-front holding her hand.”

Betty changed the subject and it wasn’t until the men had gone back to work, and she and Dulcie were washing up, that Dulcie brought it up again.

“Explain to me what Bruce and John were talking about?” she asked.

“Well, dear, there are different sorts of girls.”  Betty looked a bit embarrassed, drying the dishes very fast.  “There’s the nice girls, the bad ones and the in-betweens.   Nice girls are the ones they all want to marry, and they don’t take liberties with them.  They’ll take the bad ones drinking, knowing they can get their way with them, the in-betweens, well they’re in-between, they might be bad with the right bloke, and if he gives her a good enough time.  That’s the ones John said he’d take dancing.”

“So the nice girls only go for walks?  That sounds a bit dull!”

Betty gave her a sharp look.  “Better to be a bit dull than end up getting a reputation for being fast.  Young men have very strong urges, you go off smooching with one and there’s no-one about, anything can happen.”

Trust Me is available from Amazon

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Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of Books And A Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two or three “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Goddess

The Goddess and the Thief is the third book I have read by Essie Fox. It is described as      A beguiling and sensual Victorian novel of theft and obsession

Inside the cage, within the golden bars there perched a little silver bird, its surface engraved with feathers and flowers, very detailed, very intricate.  Its eyes were two pieces of gleaming jet.  A beak had somehow been engineered to open and close in time with the notes- until the music stuttered and died, which was when the bird’s breast split in two and opened to reveal its heart.  A green jewel in a nest of black velvet.  

Our souls are like birds within a cage, they long for the liberty of the air.

You can read about another of Essie’s books here.

Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of Books And A Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two or three “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Silent EBOOK copy

I am really excited at beginning to read Silent Water, Part Three of Jan Ruth’s tempestuous Wild Water saga.

The following sentences are from the Prologue.

As he began the ascent, the Irish Sea crashed and rolled against the headland and the old mine workings came into view, silhouetted against a band of rainclouds.  Which way?  The dogs had scattered.  He stopped and gasped for breath at the top of the track, and listened.

There was a noise that didn’t belong on that mountain.  A savage, inhuman noise.

Taster Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two or three “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Best

Terry Tyler’s latest novella will soon be what it says on the cover, a Best Seller  The following few sentences give a taster of one aspect of this story of three writers.

“Do you plan the plot out before you start, or just put fingers to keys and see where it goes?”  Eden gave him a winning smile.  “Well, Gavin, I like to think I’m in total control, but my characters constantly surprise me.  I tell them, you’re supposed to be doing this, but then they take off and do something entirely different.  I’m not the boss, I promise you.”

Becky stubbed out her cigarette in deep irritation.  If she’d heard that pretentious, ‘my characters dictate their own story’ line once, she’d heard it a hundred times.

I will be reviewing Best Seller by Terry Tyler tomorrow.

Taster Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two or three “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Midnight

My current read is very difficult to put down.  I have fallen in love with the hero and now his horse is captivating me.  The book is Midnight Sky by Jan Ruth.

They were going too fast to stop, but Midnight Sky leapt the natural barrier as if it were nothing.  

At this point, James was struggling to hold the horse, and Laura found herself standing on the bench, shielding her eyes from the sun.

They skewered over the drystone wall and joined the track onto the open mountain.  For a while she charted their progress as they flashed in and out of the trees, a black tail streaming out behind.  And then there was nothing, no sight or sound.

My review will follow tomorrow.

Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two or three “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Wind rose

This week’s Teaser passages come from The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney. Described as a Christopher Columbus mystery thriller, this book moves through the centuries in a complex, intriguing plot.

“Blind and lost she knew she couldn’t outrun them.  She climbed up the wall slots and slithered inside the highest burial niche.  Three shadows passed by with flashlights.  The beam stopped at the niche below her.

Slowly the voices receded. A door was bolted.”

My review will be posted next week.

 

Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

 

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Doves

This week’s Teaser passages come from When Doves Fly by Lauren Gregory.  Set in Colorado in the 1870s it describes the perils of life for women trying to survive near the Rocky Mountains at that time.

With a frustrated groan, she turned the horse westward and sank into the rocking rhythm of his gait.  The hard ride had exhausted both of them and opened her eyes to the unforgiving wilderness of the Rocky Mountains she had daydreamed about since childhood.

“Lord, but ya are pretty when you smile,” he sighed, a wistful exhale.  Her heart responded with a stutter but she caught herself and shot him a disapproving look.

I will be reviewing this novel later this week.